Collection: Pantone Yarn Color of the Month

A specially curated selection of yarns that have a portion of the Pantone color of the month in them. These are based off the Pantone color of the year, starting with 2024 and going in reverse. On sale for that month only.

The Pantone Color of the Year for 2019 is Living Coral. An animating and life-affirming Coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge. 

Vibrant, yet mellow, Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment. In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life, we are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy. Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity. Symbolizing our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuit, it embodies our desire for playful expression. 

Representing the fusion of modern life, Living Coral is a nurturing color that appears in our natural surroundings and at the same time, displays a lively presence within social media. It emits the desired, familiar, and energizing aspects of color found in nature. In its glorious, but unfortunately more elusive, display beneath the sea, this vivifying and effervescent color mesmerizes the eye and mind. Lying at the center of our naturally vivid and chromatic ecosystem, Living Coral is evocative of how Coral reefs provide shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of color. 

Each year, Pantone continues its annual tradition of selecting a color trend for the new year. Being color experts, by being considered an industry standard, they wanted to start a conversation about the role colors play in daily life. In 1999, Pantone created the color of the year educational program, with a goal to draw attention to the relationship between color and culture. 

The color of the year reflects what is taking place in our global culture at that moment in time. Through careful observation and consideration throughout the year, the Pantone team of global color experts arrive at a selection. It is a culmination of the macro-level color trend forecasting and research that the global team involved with the Pantone Color Institute conducts year-round that informs this selection. 

The team discusses color psychology and color trend research as they look to connect the mood of the global spirit or mood with the corresponding color family. From there, the team drills down to identify the exact right shade. It is always a challenging process. The team also considers the color name in the selection process as names immediately conjure up an image and a feeling. Making sure the name of the color of the year resonates and can easily and intuitively convey the message that is looking to be sent. 

From pantone.com